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YouthMappers ASU

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What is YouthMappers?

YouthMappers is an international university consortium on Mapping for Resilience. The
consortium organizes a global community of learners, researchers, educators, and scholars to
create and use open geographic data that directly address locally defined development
challenges worldwide.

What does YouthMappers support?

The program supports university efforts to offer meaningful global learning experiences, build a
socially engaged citizenry, enhance long-term scientific capacity around the world, and foster
youth leadership.

What is a Mapathon?

A mapathon is a coordinated mapping event. The public is invited to make online map
improvements in a local or international area to improve coverage and to help disaster risk
assessment and energy management.

Who can join YouthMappers?

Students (including graduate and online) and their faculty advisors from universities worldwide
are invited to join YouthMappers and they can connect with their peers around the world.

What tasks have YouthMappersASU volunteered on?

YouthMappersASU is one of the newest chapters of YouthMappers amongst 160 universities in
42 countries. It was established in early 2019. Since it was established, YouthMappersASU has
hosted Mapathons on Heat Related Indoor Deaths, Pedestrian Deaths and Toddler Drownings
projects in different locations around Maricopa County, Arizona. YouthMappersASU also
supported international mapping such as flooding prevention mapping in the Philippines and
hurricane relief in the Caribbean. Outside of our Mapathons, chapter members volunteer their
free time to contribute to mapping efforts while representing the chapter and ASU.

What can you gain?

-Broadening your knowledge in GIS, and Spatial Analysis.
-Expanding your network.
-Gaining problem solving skills.
-Making an impact in the world through mapping.


Faculty Liaison: Patricia Solis, patricia.solis@asu.edu